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CoorsTek Holds Grand Opening for Newest Facility in South Korea

Friday, May 16, 2008 General News J E 4
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GUMI CITY, South Korea, May 15 Today, CoorsTek held agrand opening ceremony at their newest technical ceramics manufacturingfacility in South Korea. Significant increases in demand for high-purity andother specialty ceramics, primarily for the semiconductor manufacturing andflat-panel display industries, fueled the additional facility.

The grand opening started at 11:30 a.m. local time and included Mr. NamYoo-Chin, Mayor of Gumi City; Mr. KwanYong Kim, Governor of Gyeonsgsangbuk-do;Mr. TaeHwan Kim, Member of Korean National Assembly; Dr. John K. Coors,President, CEO, and Chairman of CoorsTek; Mr. Mark Petty, Executive VicePresident of CoorsTek, Inc.; Mr. Cha Eun-Suk, President of CoorsTek Korea, androughly 200 spectators.

The new facility, located in Gumi City, Korea, will be more than threetimes larger than their current location in Kyungbook and will serve as amanufacturing hub for most of Asia to accommodate continued market growth inthe sector. For neighboring customers including Samsung, LG Phillips LCD,Hynix, and Magnachip Semiconductor, CoorsTek expects to offer enhancedcustomer interaction, higher regionally-built content, and improved servicelevels.

"This new, modern facility will significantly expand our capability andpresence in the Asia-Pacific region to serve customers worldwide," states Mr.Eun-Suk Cha, President of CoorsTek Korea, part of CoorsTek, Inc. "Everyelement of the new facility was carefully considered to ensure superiorcustomer support, excellent manufacturing efficiencies, and rapid-buildcapabilities," he continued.

More about CoorsTek

CoorsTek is the largest technical ceramics manufacturer in North Americaand has facilities in Europe and Asia. CoorsTek supplies critical componentsand assemblies for medical, automotive, semiconductor, aerospace, electronic,power generation, telecommunication, and other high-technology applications.Utilizing advanced material technologies, the company's engineered solutionsenable its customers' products to overcome technological barriers and improveperformance. For more information about CoorsTek, please visit the Company'swebsite at http://www.coorstek.com.

For high-resolution photos of the grand opening celebration and the newfacility, please follow links below:

http://www.coorstek.com/resources/images/New_Korea_Facility.jpg

(12.7" x 6.9" @ 300 dpi, 3.8 MB) -- Optional photo caption: "The newestCoorsTek facility is expected to provide high-purity ceramic componentsprimarily for semiconductor industry."

http://www.coorstek.com/resources/images/Cha_Korea_Opening_Ceremony.jpg

(10.8" x 8.1" @ 300 dpi, 3.4 MB) -- Optional photo caption: "Mr. Eun Cha,President of CoorsTek Korea, introduces the facility to 200 dignitaries andVIP guests."

http://www.coorstek.com/resources/images/Dr_John_Coors_Opening_Ceremony.jpg

(10.8" x 8.1" @ 300 dpi, 3.4 MB) -- Optional photo caption: "Dr. John K.Coors, President, CEO, and Chairman of CoorsTek, inc., addresses receptioncrowd."CoorsTek, and Amazing Solutions are registered trademarks of CoorsTek,Inc. Media Contact: Harrison Hartman T: 303.277.4559 F: 303.277.4779 hhartman@coorstek.com Product Contact: Randel Mercer T: 408.981.0834 F: 303.277.4779 rmercer@coorstek.com

SOURCE CoorsTek
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